| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:29 PM
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart won the coveted Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, while Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker was honored with awards for both his career and his latest role as a White House butler.
| Jan 31, 2014
In December, in the thick of tributes that poured in following the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir chose to eulogize their leader with an abrupt, but no less affecting, flash-mob-style performance in a grocery store. Posing...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Idris Elba ("Luther") does commendable work as the South African icon in this biography, which was entering the main phase of its theatrical run when Nelson Mandela died.
The film traces the hugely inspirational leader's experiences up to and through...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Conflict and war in the 20th century will be themes of this year's annual Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) to mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, the festival's outgoing director said on Tuesday.
More than 2,400 artists from 43...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:05 PM
The following are the remarks made by Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra at the MetroHartford Rising Star breakfast Tuesday.
Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I want to take this moment to wish you all a truly happy new...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:28 PM
I don't expect society to see it my way about marriage anytime soon—that it's a weirdly patriarchal institution, grounded in sexism, that keeps everyone from getting their bone on—but at least hear me out on the engagement ring.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:09 AM
They lived on different continents, were raised in different circumstances and never met.
But the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who died in 1968 at 39, and Nelson Mandela, who died last year at 95, were cut from the same cloth. It is a fabric woven...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:44 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When Nelson Mandela's sculpture was unveiled at the seat of government in Pretoria after his burial last month, no one noticed one small detail: a bronze rabbit nestled in his right ear.
The Department of Arts and Culture...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Ladysmith Black Mambazo first blipped our cultural radar in 1986, with the arrival of Paul Simon's "Graceland." But for nearly 50 years, the Grammy-winning a cappella ensemble has worked tirelessly to promote South Africa's history and traditions. Their...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"We Are the Giant" profiles seven activists involved in various national uprisings of the Arab Spring, several of whom already have high international profiles; some are now deceased or imprisoned. A surfeit of harrowing on-the-ground footage during...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:21 AM
When Wilmette officials announced they were resurrecting the tradition of honoring a local person of the year, housing advocate Gail Schechter quickly nominated a fellow advocate she said is known for her calm and grace when building bridges between...